Human Rights

UWinnipeg Professors co-edit special double issue journal

Dr. Angela Failler, Dr. Peter Ives and Dr. Heather Milne have co-edited a special double issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, titled Caring for Difficult Knowledge: Prospects for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Strengthening ties with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

L to R: Gail Stephens, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg; Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UWinnipeg. Marilou McPhedran, Director, Institute for International Women’s Rights, UWinnipeg’s Global College, May 7, 2015.   The University of Winnipeg and the Canadian Museum for …Read more >

Golden opportunity for UWinnipeg students to change the world

Golden Future South Africa mentorship program seeks donations, volunteers On May 1, a group of University of Winnipeg students will travel to South Africa for an experience that aims to change the lives of high-school students living in one of the country’s most vulnerable communities, Khayelitsha, a highly impoverished township in Cape Town. The volunteers …Read more >

Global College joins UN campaign to end violence against women

Winnipeg is joining neighbourhoods around the world to unite to end violence against women. The United Nations launched a 16-day campaign starting today, November 26, the international day for the elimination of gender-based violence in all its forms, from child marriage, to femicide, from attacks on women human rights defenders to violations of women’s rights …Read more >

UWinnipeg Graduate plans for Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Janna Barkman has been working with UWinnipeg’s Marilou McPhedran, at Global College, to develop teaching modules for the 2015 national education program at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

A Global Citizen’s Introduction to the CMHR

While Canada waits to catch a glimpse of what is inside its newest national museum, Rebecca Deng is already cherishing her experience previewing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Deng’s tour this summer was included as part of the Adventures in Global Citizenship course at The University of Winnipeg’s Global College. A portion of the …Read more >

Nurturing human rights leaders

   UWinnipeg’s BA in Human Rights unique in North America   Photos: Madison (Maddie) Pearlman (striped shirt) and Chelsea Caldwell, recent graduates of UWinnipeg’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights. A total of 82 students have enrolled since 2008. WINNIPEG, MB – As the Canadian Museum for Human Rights prepares to open its doors to …Read more >

Making legal help more accessible

  Legal Help Centre opens in downtown Winnipeg’s Portage Place Mall photo: Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, The Honourable Madam Justice Colleen Suche, Court of Queen’s Bench and Cory Shangreaux of Investors Group and a volunteer lawyer at the Centre open the Legal Help Centre – June 4, 2014 WINNIPEG, MB – People with low incomes who …Read more >